Once you have analyzed your playtest video and identified key moments, you can create clips or reels to share them with your team.
What are clips?
Clips are small segments of the playtest video that you find important.
How do I create clips?
Option 1: Use keyboard shortcut - c or press the 'Create clip' button in the video controls bar. This will create a clip starting from the current time in the video player.
Option 2: Create an annotation and then click on “Create clip” in the annotation box.
Step 2: In the clip builder that opens, you can specify the end time of the clip. The max length of a clip is 5 minutes.
Step 3: Press “Save for later” or “Create clip”
Save for later: Closes the clip builder and prepares the clip in the background while you continue annotating.
Create Clip: Begins processing the video immediately and once it is done you can download the clip from the same screen.
Step 4: If you haven’t already downloaded the clip, you can click on “Download clip” in the annotation box.
All clips are saved as annotations and you can spot them by the clip icon on the bottom right of the annotation.
- Adding text to this annotation will not affect the clip. We recommend adding some text so that you can easily remember what is in the clip.
- Editing the timestamps in these annotations will change the start and end time in the clip as well.
Download multiple clips
If you want to download multiple clips you can click on the “Download Clips” button. You get the option to download all clips or even make new clips. You can specify the default length of the clip in case the annotation doesn't have an end time.
Once the download is ready a zip file will be downloaded with each individual clip inside.
What are reels?
Reels are compilation videos made up of clips from a playtest.
Example 1: A video made up of clips of different players interacting with the power up system.
Example 2: A compilation of all the positive things a player said about the game.
How do I make a reel?
Step 1 - Open the Reel builder: After analyzing your playtest and creating clips of the moments you want to highlight, click on the “Create Reel” button in the playtest overview page.
Step 2 - Select clips: In the first panel you will see all the clips you have created in the playtest. You can preview the clips and include them in the reel by clicking on the “Add” button.
If you do not see a clip you have created, click on the “Reload clips” button. This will refresh the list of clips that you can add to the reel. A small caveat here, clips that are still being processed will not show in the list. Wait till the clip is available for download before clicking on "Reload Clips".
Step 3 - Organize clips: Once you have added all the clips you want to include, use the second panel to organize the selected clips. Simply drag and drop the clips into the order you want them in for the reel.
If you want to remove a clip from the reel simply click on the trash icon. This will only remove the clip from the reel.
Step 4: Export reel: As the final step you can preview the entire reel or export the reel once everything is in place. The exported reel will be in the MP4 format.
Can I edit a reel after it is exported?
Yes! Click on “Reels and Drafts” to see the list of exported reels. Click on the pencil icon next to the reel you want to edit to load that reel in the edit state. You then have the option to overwrite the previously exported reel or create a new one.
If you want to save the reel without exporting it simply click on the “Save Draft” button. Clicking on the draft in the “Reels and Drafts” dropdown will load the draft and you can continue editing it.
Questions? Reach out to us by opening the chat bubble in the lower right corner of your screen.